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CBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
rate increase if they get one at all. but in san carlos, that's not the case. cbs 5 reporter don ford explains why they are paying more. >>> reporter: trash day in san carlos, cans lined up. starting january new rates are going up. but not everyone gets the same rate increase. smaller cans get a large increase while large cans get a smaller increase. >> i think it's crazy. >> reporter: this is a smaller can. >> if i have to pay more then i might as well get the bigger size. but i have less garbage. so it's going to be kind of a waste of space for me. >> reporter: smaller cans get hit with a biggest rate increase, 20.5% bringing the monthly cost to a 20-gallon can to nearly $21 a month. but those with supersized cans of 96 gallons will get a rate hike of only 6% bringing their monthly cost to $93.45. the assistant city manager says it's all about the cost of doing business. >> our residents who have bigger cart sizes pay more than the real cost of service and conversely residents who have smaller carts paying less than what it really cost. >> reporter: it's called rate equity ensuring everyone
CBS
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
reporter don ford tells us the lower gas prices is a trend that could go into the new year. >> reporter: gas prices have been going down and folks like mike certainly noticed. >> i used to fill this car 65, $70 before. now it's 45. >> reporter: here at the am/pm in concord it's down to $3.15 a gallon. little cars, big trucks, and little trucks too, all squeezing to get every drip they can get. folks are lined up because they remember the big spike this prices just a couple of months ago when at some places it was over $5 a gallon. experts say at the time, it was due to refinery explosions and power outages. aaa's spokesman says it's not really a drop but a return to normal. >> what's happened is gas prices have started to settle from the volatility that we saw from all the refineries issues in august, september and october. >> reporter: folks coming in to get the cheaper gas say the price drop couldn't have come at a better time. >> we are going to be able to buy more presents for the kids. >> that's a good price. >> fill up and still shop. >> reporter: energy experts say enjoy the pric
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
. it's priced at $100 a six-pack. cbs 5 reporter don ford shows us it's not just the price that sets this beer apart. >> cash line is shorter to the right. >> reporter: these folks aren't in line trying to get special concert tickets or half price big screen tvs. they just want a six-pack. they waited in line six hours. >> it's a very, very special beer. it's being released in the world for the first and probably only time. >> one of the best most hard-to- find beers in the world from belgium. >> reporter: called west veeder land and it ain't cheap. with tax, $92.51 for a six- pack. >> a lot cheaper than flying there. >> reporter: made by belgium monks in small amounts and today sold only at the abby in belgium but the abby needs a new roof so limited amounts are being sold abroad. craig walton owns city beer store. >> none of the retailers or distributors or even the import remember getting any money off this either. >> reporter: hundreds of folks waited in line and some skipped work. >> please don't fire me when i get back to work. >> reporter: with limited amounts, only those with
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
particular mollusk hadn't been spotted in over a century. cbs5 reporter don ford on what the sign could mean. >> reporter: the city of vallejo was dredging their public marina when they dug something up, something no one expected, something odd. >> i've been here 23 years and i've never seen these guys before. >> reporter: california oysters, although small and not too many, these oysters are sensitive to water quality. folks here believe it's a good sign. >> obviously the water is getting better. the quality is getting much improved, which is very nice. >> reporter: this hasn't always been the case. for over 100 years a shipyard operated across the river and lend has it once in the 1940s the water caught fire. that combined with agricultural runoff on the napa valley created some nasty water. downriver matthew sears manages the 112-year-old vallejo yacht club. he says since the shipyard closed and farming practices have improved wildlife is returning. >> we get to see little juvenile seal who is constantly using our harbor for fishing. he gets the salmon and striped bass. >> reporter: there
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am PST
price tag at your dry cleaner's lately. as don ford shows us, part of it has to do with those wire hangers. >>> reporter: who would have thought the simple act of dropping off your dry-cleaning would involve international politics. steve sadler and his wife janice have owned a cleaner's in albany for 32 years. >> most all the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the markets forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> and that certainly did drive the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger and now we're paying anywheres from 8 to 9 upwards of 10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: the co-owner janice says customers notice the price increase. >> customers don't like it but as costs go up for supplies, you have to do it. >> reporter: steve and janice say hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemicals and wages but
CBS
Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
, going on at berkeley. biologists say there has been a rare salmon siting. cbs 5 reporter don ford has why the fish have biologists excited. >> reporter: for years they have worked to restore the border. once a smelly urban drainage, now a recovering urban stream. even so, what landscape architect saw swimming in the creek surprised him. >> about two feet. >> reporter: a california chinook salmon. environmentalist say it is the first time in 50 years that a salmon has been seen in this creek. swimming upstream in one of the most densely populated areas in the east bay. >> a lot of people work on this group, a lot of agencies and chinook salmon has never been in consideration of the habitat we are trying to make. >> this is a class of fifth graders that will get to see the salmon, but it was hiding. after half an hour it was still hiding. susan says the creek work, however, is paying off. >> if you give nature half the chance it's going to come badge these fish now have a chance here. extremely exciting. >> she's not the only one excited. susan came down for a look, too. >> what did you
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
-- $25 million! cbs 5 reporter don ford has a look at the luxuries state and what it takes to be the very first owner. >> reporter: it's one of the finest homes in the country. quite possibly one of the finest view homes in the world. this sunday it will be sold at auction. meet the realtor to the stars. if you have the money then you're a star. you had. >> it's the largest home in belvidere. it's a virgin home. no one has lived here yet. >> reporter: incredible world class views from every room. the deck alone is over 5,000 square feet. the master suite on the third floor opens out to the golden gate bridge. the entire city looks close enough to touch. and, of course, there's a home theater, wine cellar and private pool complete with art. the wildlife flies and swims just yards away, and this beauty has brains, too. half dozen wall mounted ipads control lights, temperatures and, yes, security cameras. but had that's one big question. there's a saying if you have to ask how much it costs you can't afford it. clearly i can't afford it so i'm asking. guy is a luxury home auction consul
CBS
Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
wednesday, thursday and friday. so pretty wet, the cbs 5 forecast. >>> i'm don ford in vallejo. the state dumps over 1,000 pounds of what into this lake? i'll have that story coming up. ,,,,,,,,,, well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. the oakland zoo. the zoo got a check for one million dollars in the mail today from an anonymous donor. a >>> christmas came early for the oakland zoo. they got a check for a million dollars in the mail today from an anonymous donor. a letter to the head of the oakland zoo board of trustees said there were no restrictions on spending the money. the zoo saw 700,000 guests pass through the gates this year and zoo officials say the money is needed for improvement. >>> anglers who want to add a little rainbow trout might try lake chabot. cbs 5 reporter don ford shows us the lake was stocked with 2,000 pounds of the beauties. >> reporter: the california department of fish & game trout truck took its time getting ready to dump tons of trout into
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
views of san francisco. it could get up to $25 million but as don ford shows us you don't have to have all the cash up front. >>> reporter: it's one of the finest homes in the country and quite possibly one of the finest view homes in the world. and this sunday it will be sold at auction. meet olivia decker realtor to the stars. if you have the money, then in her eyes, you're a star. >> it's the largest home in belvidere. i call it the virgin home. no one has lived here yet. >> reporter: incredible world class views from just about every room. the deck alone is over 5,000 square feet. the master suite on the third floor opens out to the golden gate bridge. the entire city looks close enough to touch. and, of course, there's a home theater, wine cellar and private pool complete with art. the wildlife flies and swims just yards away. and this beauty has brains, too. half dozen wall-mounted ipads control lights, temperatures and, yes, security cameras. but there's one big question. there's an old saying that says if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it. well, clearl
CBS
Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
leads to another painful freeze. >> i'm don ford near devil's slide. how much damage was done to the area in the last storm and will caltrans have it fixed before the next storm hits? i'll have the story coming up. ,, ,,,, ♪ because we know how much you do to make the holidays just right. from ornaments to ottomans, memories are made with ikea. beating an autistic teenage. the 16-year-old special >>> a man from the east bay is under arrest suspected of raping and beating an autistic teenager. the 16-year-old special education student disappeared a week ago after she walked away from a group home in oakland for mentally disabled teens. staff say they followed the girl to the fruitvale bart station but lost sight of her. two days later she was found alone on a bus in san francisco. her dad said she had bruises all around her neck. >> i want this person -- i want him in prison for the rest of his life for what he did and what he did was violent and evil. >> oakland police arrested the suspect. he is identified as gary atkinson, 36 from san francisco. he faces charges including kidnapp
CBS
Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
have been beefing up security. cbs 5 reporter don ford shows us what they are doing to make students safer. >> reporter: high schoolers are practicing at a new gym and the coach says sports isn't the only thing they practice. >> safety is paramount for the west contra costa unified school district. we practice safety routines. we practice earthquake intruder, intruder alert, intruder with a weapon. >> reporter: only 3 years old, the middle school was designed from the ground up with security in mind. special sight lines with no hidden corners, over 100 cameras placed so that you hardly notice them. all connected with fiber-optics to a bank of digital video recorders. principal jose deleon says that's not all. >> our security staff, we also have sro, safety resource officer, which is from san pablo pd. >> reporter: the school district says of course safety has always been a priority with them for years and here at the helms middle school, san pablo police conducted their annual walk-through just last week. the district is in the middle of rebuilding many old schools with new bond mone
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
the creek. cbs 5 reporter don ford tells us the man disappeared around 12:30 this morning after police lost sight of him. >> police chief eric masterson says donaldson jumped into the creek. >> the officers were very surprised to see hill jump into the water completely unexpected. >> police say they followed allock the bank as far as they could trying to get donaldson out of the water but says he kept swimming away from them. >> we are very concerned. it was swift moving water. he could have got caught up in something or possibly have drowned. so, we're very concerned for his safety. we hope that he's okay. >> the swift water rescue team searched until daybreak. at dawn, a helicopter was used. by mid-morning anthony was still missing ensearch was called off. late this afternoon family members came to the bridge looking for hope. his younger brother was fearful. >> can your brother swim? >> no. he has asthma. if he was wearing a lot of clothes and shoes, not a good signed this his younger sister remembers their last phone call. >> i talked to him yesterday. >> what did he say? >>
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 6:00pm PST
island with stunning views of san francisco. cbs 5 reporter don ford takes us inside the luxury estate and shows us what it takes to be its very first owner. >> reporter: it's one of the finest homes in the country. quite possibly one of the finest view homes in the world. this sunday it will be sold at auction. meet the realtor to the stars. if you have the money then you're a star. >> it's the largest home in belvidere. it's a virgin home. no one has lived here yet. >> reporter: incredible world class views from every room. the deck alone is over 5,000 square feet. the master suite on the third floor opens out to the golden gate bridge. the entire city looks close enough to touch. and, of course, there's a home theater, wine cellar and private pool complete with art. the wildlife flies and swims just yards away, and this beauty has brains, too. half dozen wall mounted ipads control lights, temperatures and, yes, security cameras. but there's one big question. there's a saying if you have to ask how much it costs you can't afford it. clearly i can't afford it so i'm asking. guy is a l
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
. '60s. '70s and '80s the dmv has something new for you. cbs 5 reporter don ford says they are offering new license plates that are actually old. >> reporter: california is clearly the car capital of the country and if you crave the classics, the dmv has a deal for you. starting this january 1 for an extra $50 you can preorder vintage-looking license plates for you new car, black on yell lower not 50s or yellow on black for the '60s and another color for the '70s. >> you can have it on anything according to the way the law reads. you can have it on your prius. you can have it on your new camaro. you can have it on anything, right? >> reporter: originally, vintage plates meant it was a good bet their car was more often than not born and raised in california especially with collector cars. >> previously, to this new law, the black and yellow plates gave it maybe a 10% increase in value because that unique california heritage. >> reporter: craig cominski is a retired judge and car collector from southern california. he says the state needs to -- how do you judge that? >> i would say we're
CBS
Dec 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
reporter don ford with that story tonight. >> reporter: beautiful and picture risk, these old boats have been stuck here for nearly half a century. now the bacon service and development commission says they must be removed. marine owner says lots of folks enjoy the view. >> hundreds of people are down here painting it all the time. i hope there is some kind of compromise. >> the old crane is believed to have worked building the golden gate bridge. another is said to be an old alas can fishing boat called red barren. and this is an old pile driver used to fill some of san francisco's original piers. all of it sinking into the mud. >> i have been coming here for 25 years. >> this local artist sees them as a thing of beauty, and her art is on display at the local gallery along with many other artists who have been inspired. >> you can't make a good painting unless something inside you wakes up with excitement. it doesn't happen when i look at the brand new boat. >> the plan is to remove and recycle the vessels, but they say. >> we are in a rock and hard place right now as we speak today. >>
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
dearest is screaming no more wire hangers? don ford tells of us the fight for wire hangers comes to your dry cleaner and could you pay for it. >> reporter: who would have thought the simple act of dropping off dry-cleaning would involve international politics. steve sadler and his wife have owned a cleaners in albany for 32 years. >> most all of the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the market forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers. more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> that certainly drove the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger and now we're paying up to 9 to 10 cents each. >> reporter: the co-owner says customers noticed the price increase. >> customers never like it but as costs go up, supplies, you have to do it. >> reporter: steve and janice say hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemicals and wages. when you run through n
CW
Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
toasting right along with them, and smiling. hangers! well, c-b-s 5 reporter don ford tells us: ngers has come >>> you may remember faye dunnaway screaming "no more wire hangers. " the fight as come to your neighborhood dry cleaner. >> reporter: who would have thought the simple act of dropping off your dry cleaning would involve international politics? >> most of all the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says they have flooded the market, forcing all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers, more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> that certainly did drive the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4-5 cents a hanger. now it's anywhere from 8-10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: customers noticed. >> they never like it, but it's the cost of supplies. you have to do it. >> reporter: hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemical, and wages. >> reporter: when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month, every cent counts
CW
Dec 28, 2012 10:00pm PST
they were will get a chance. vintage license plates will be on sale. don ford has the latest. >> reporter: california is clearly the car capital of the country and if you crave the classics, the department of motor vehicles has a deal for you. starting this january 1, for 50 extra dollars, you can order a vintage looking license plate for your car. brad owns my hot cars. a classic muscle car showroom in livermore. >> you you can have it on anyway according to the way the law reads. you can visit on your prius, you can have it on your new camaro. >> reporter: originally, vintage plates meant your car was born and raised in california. especially with collector cars. >> previously, to this new law, the black and yellow plates gave it a 10% increase in value because that unique california heritage. >> reporter: craig is a retired judge and car collector from southern california. he says the state needs the money. how do you judge that? >> how do i judge that? i would say we are raising revenue. we should raise some revenue. >> reporter: the new old plate can only be ordered onli
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 1:35am PST
hangers that have to be purchased. in albany, don ford, cbs 5. >>> welcome to the wettest month of the year. that was held by march for much of the year, but we eclipsed that yesterday. here's a peek ou,,,,,,,,,,,,,, midwest shows no signs of backing down. the storm system spawned tornadoes in some states and white- >>> a powerful winter storm that hit much of the midwest shows no sign of packing down. the storm system spawned tornadoes in some states. in all, six people have died following weather-related incidents. governors in texas and mississippi have declared a state of emergency. more than 100,000 flights have been cancelled across the country too. >> i had a bad feeling. i said, i don't see any planes taking off or landing, so we weren't surprised. >> some airlines are issuing flexible policies for travelers holding tickets for today and tomorrow. >>> the rain may be gone for at least a day or today in our area, but saturated hillsides can still pose a danger. you don't have to look far to see the signs all over the bay area of plenty of landsides, like this one along morri
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
, less of an increase, right? but that's not exactly the case. cbs 5 reporter don ford has the story. >> reporter: trash day in san carlos, new cans all lined up. starting january, new rates are going up, too. but not everyone gets the same rate increase. smaller cans get a large increase. large cans get a smaller increase. >> it's crazy. >> reporter: this is a smaller can. >> if i have to pay more, then i might as well as get the bigger size but i have less garbage. so it's going to be kind of a waste of space for me. >> reporter: smaller cans get a biggest rate increase 20.5% bringing the monthly cost for a 20-gallon can to nearly $21 a month. but those with supersized cans of 96 gallons will get a rate hike of only 6% bringing their monthly cost to $93.45. assistant city manager brian mooar says it's all about the cost of doing business. >> our residents who have bigger cart sizes pay more than the real cost of service and conversely, residents who have smaller carts paying less than what it really costs. >> reporter: it's called rate equity ensuring everyone pays what it costs to
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
don ford shows us what makes this belgian beer such a draw. >> cash line is much shorter to the right. >> reporter: these folks aren't in line to get special concert tickets or half price big- screen tv. they just want a six-pack. they waited in line six hours. >> it's a very, very special beer. it's being released in the world for the first and probably only time. >> one of the best most hard-to- find beers in the world from belgium. >> reporter: called westvleteren. and it ain't cheap! with tax, $92.51 for a six- pack. >> a lot cheaper than flying. >> reporter: made by belgian monks in small amounts and until today sold only at their abby in belgium but they need a roof so they are selling it abroad. >> none of the retailers or distributors or i think even importer are getting any money off this, either. >> reporter: hundreds of folks waited in line and some skipped work. >> yeah. police don't fire me when i get back to work. >> reporter: with limited amounts, only those with tickets were getting beer. daniel lawrence doesn't have a ticket. but she is hoping the cute factor works. >
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
saying. could fetch up to $25 million, but as don ford shows us you don't have to have all the cash up front. >>> reporter: it's one of the finest homes in the country and quite possibly one of the finest view homes in the world. and this sunday it will be sold at auction. meet olivia decker realtor to the stars. if you have the money, then in her eyes, you're a star. >> it's the largest home in belvidere. i call it the virgin home. no one has lived here yet. >> reporter: incredible world class views from just about every room. the deck alone is over 5,000 square feet. the master suite on the third floor opens out to the golden gate bridge. the entire city looks close enough to touch. and, of course, there's a home theater, wine cellar and private pool complete with art. the wildlife flies and swims just yards away. and this beauty has brains, too. half dozen wall-mounted ipads control lights, temperatures and, yes, security cameras. but there's one big question. there's an old saying that says if you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it. well, clearly i can't afford i
CBS
Dec 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
worried it will create a traffic nightmare along the narrow and winding roads. cbs 5 reporter don ford talked to people more than willing to point out some of the problems. >> reporter: it's been over three decades since hoover elementary was used as a public school. and now plans to reopen it in this tiny neighborhood has neighbors worried. christine fitzgerald says she was told to expect over 200 cars a day dropping off kids. >> i think with the amount of cars that will be coming in and out of here, it's inevitable that an accident will occur and we're concerned it could be a child being hit by a car. >> reporter: the streets are narrow, many with no sidewalks at all. and one approach even has a one lane bridge. charles forrester is a maine burlingame housing improvement -- is a member of the burlingame housing improvement board and says this upper class neighborhood will be gridlocked. >> an suv factory showroom as far as you can see. every manner of four wheeled vehicle stopped dead waiting to drop the kids off to school. >> reporter: once through, the small neighborhood streets, however,
CBS
Dec 9, 2012 7:30am PST
discovered in the vallejo municipal arena. as don ford tells us, it is a sign the ecosystem there is starting to recover. >> reporter: the city of vallejo was dredging their public marina when they dug something up. something no one expected. something odd, says marina manager. >> i've been here since 23 years and i've never seen these guys before. >> reporter: california oysters. although small and not too many, these oysters are sensitive to water quality. folks here believe it's a good sign. >> obviously, the water's getting better. quality's getting much improved, which is very nice. >> reporter: this hasn't always been the case. for over a hundred years, a shipyard operator across the river. and legend has it once in the 1940s, the water caught fire. that, combined with agricultural runoff in the napa valley created nasty water. downriver, matthew sears manages the 112-year-old vallejo yacht club. he says wildlife is returning. >> we get the seal, little juvenile seal who is constantly using our harbor for fishing. he gets the salmon, the striped bass, and they don't have a c
CW
Dec 9, 2012 8:30am PST
. cbs 5 reporter don ford tells us y the fish has b . >>> there is something fishy going on in berkeley. biologists say there has been a rare salmon sighting. more on why the fish has biologists so excited. >> reporter: for years this creek along the berkeley albany border has been worked on by engineers to recover strength. landscape architects saw something that surprised even them. >> it was big, 24-inches. >> reporter: a california chinook salmon. environmentalists say it is the first time in 50 years a salmon has been seen in this creek, swimming upstream in one of the most densely populated areas of the east bay. >> a lot of people work on this creek, agencies. chinook salmon has never even been in the real many of considerations as we work. >> reporter: fish curators try to see the salmon. it was hiding, and after half an hour it was still hiding, but susan says the creek work is paying off. >> if we give nature half a stab, they will come back. these fish now have a chance here. it is extremely exciting. >> reporter: she is not the only one excited. susan maddox came, t
FOX
Dec 30, 2012 7:00am PST
30s don ford. i went ahead to the north bay this is what i'm talking about. 31 degrees in santa rosa. 32 in novato. 37 petaluma. we are checking in right about 33-degrees in napa. so yes, a bit nippy. patchy frost out there this morning. a little bit of fog as well. seeing fog just inside the bay. i want to back you up and show you the next system here. this is what will with approaching the coast as we get into new years eve. it will split apart. the northern edge will take a northerly trek. the part that comes our way will be sliding south right along the coastline. it will cloud us up. it will be a weak system and moisture starved at that. i think we will see a little bit of drizzle. i will show you here. sunday will be quiet and dry. it will be mostly sunny and cool once again. as we get into the new years eve we will see the best chance for a little bit of drizzle a light little sprinkle but it will move through. for your new years eve night festivities will go as planned and mainly dry. we are looking at just a few clouds overhead in time for midnight and we are looking at
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